March 6, 2015

Outfit Inspired by Debbie Harry: White Jeans, Striped Crop Top, and Leather Jacket

I was very excited when Boohoo reached out to me to create an outfit inspired by a style icon of my choice for their #TBT campaign. There are so many people I draw inspiration from but one of my favorites right now is Debbie Harry of the new wave band, Blondie. She continues to make bold fashion choices to this day but her late 70s/early 80s look is my favorite. Though I don't have her signature blonde hair, I can still try to emulate her super cool style. 

Blondie Inspired Outfit: Striped Top, Leather Jacket, and White Retro Jeans
top, jeans, & sunglasses: c/o boohoo | jacket: ashley by twenty-six international - ross | shoes: y not? - shoe carnival

I didn't see a photo of Debbie Harry wearing an outfit exactly like this, but I saw a lot of leather jackets, high-waisted denim, stripes, and sleeveless tops in this general shape. She liked to mix things up. You can get a feel for her varied style in a Pinterest search (some NSFW pictures though).

Boohoo sent me the striped top you see here, the white jeans, and the wayfarer sunglasses to create my look. They're all staple pieces I can wear multiple times. (Which I think is perfect because Debbie Harry would wear her clothes over again in different ways like a normal person.) This mock neck crop top will get plenty of use in the upcoming warm months because it's sleeveless and extra stretchy. I have a ton of crop tops from Boohoo but I'm particularly enjoying all the mock turtleneck ones they've been stocking recently. The white jeans were my most anticipated piece to receive because they're 100% cotton and a super retro shape. I had to wash them first so they shrunk up in the butt and thighs, but after that they fit very similarly to how they would back then. Plus they were the right length for me which is a super win!

Pink Lipstick, Wayfarers, and Red Hair
Wayfarer Sunglasses, Leather Jacket, and White Jeans
White Jeans with a Leather Jacket and Red Hair
Faux Leather Jacket, Striped Mock Neck Top, White High Waisted Jeans
Black Wayfarers, Striped Crop Top, Leather Jacket, and White Pants
White Retro Tapered Jeans, Leather Jacket, Striped Mock Turtleneck, and Black Wedges

I loved how this outfit turned out. Dressing like you're a cool person has a funny way of making you feel like you are indeed cool. I would wear a look like this even when I'm not trying to emulate Debbie Harry though. I guess that shows you just how much I draw inspiration from retro style icons! 

So what do you think? Did I pull off a Debbie Harry look despite my red hair and the fact that I'm about 10% as cool as her?

Have a wonderful Friday!

(And P.S. - Yes it was warm enough for a crop top here the other day. Actually the jacket was a little much. It was in the upper 70s. Ugh. Heat.
P.P.S - I also know it's not Thursday. But I don't usually post on Thursdays so...)


Adi R. said...

I looove Debbie, and I love that crop top!
As an inspirational outfit, I think you did a brilliant job. :)

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Crissy (Dainty Fawn) said...

omg I love this so much!!! You look so amazing ♥

Frannie Pantz said...

Such a great look and a great interpretation of Debbie's retro style! Love that crop top!

CiCi Marie said...

You literally look too cool here! Definitely Debbie Harry-esque. I could never make white jeans look that good!

Taylor Hart said...

So cute! I love Debbie Harry... who doesn't!? The white jeans look perf on you and I just love the striped crop top.... you did a great job wearing the same "staple pieces" that she is known for!

Laura Whitman said...

This is adorable! I'm especially loving that black and white shot - love how you were inspired by her and made it your own!


jess said...

You picked a really good inspiration. The crop top will be great for summer.

Rachel said...

This is so cute, love the crop top! -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

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